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Pens Points: Unfriendly Road

Pens road woes continue with loss to Red Wings. Losing skid moves to three in a row.

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

More struggles for the Penguins on Saturday as they fell 6-3 to the Detroit Red Wings and saw their season long losing streak extended to three games. The Pens led 3-2 late in the second period but four unanswered goals by the Red Wings gave them an advantage they never relinquished. [Pensburgh]

Adding insult to injury, Pens’ defenseman Kris Letang was lost to a left leg injury after a tie up with Tomas Vanek. Letang left the ice clutching his knee and unable to put any weight on the leg. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Saturday’s game marked the only time the Pens play in Detroit this season thus making it their last game in the historic Joe Louis Arena. Players reflected on their memories playing inside the legendary building. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Road struggles continue to be an issue for the Penguins this season. The team dropped to 8-9-3 on the road this season after losing in Washington, Ottawa, and Detroit. In comparison, they are an impressive 18-2-2 at PPG Paints Arena. [Trib Live]

A laundry list of injuries along the blue line has given David Warsofsky a chance to reacquaint himself with Pens’ fans. [Trib Live]

Ahead of their “Stadium Series” meeting at Heinz Field, alumni of the Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers met at the Wells Fargo Center for an afternoon of fun and hockey. The two sides battled to a 3-3 tie after late goals by Tyler Kennedy and Ryan Malone brought the Pens back in the third period. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

In their continued effort to kill all the fun, the NHL announced that they are removing the Breakaway Challenge from the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. [Puck Daddy]

After halting the Blue Jackets win streak at 16, the Washington Capitals are building a win streak of their own. A 5-0 blowout over the Flyers on Sunday afternoon pushed their streak to nine in a row. [Sportsnet]

The Pens will now have a chance to be streak busters when they host the Caps this evening at PPG Paints Arena. Game time is 7:00 PM and will be broadcast locally on ROOT Sports and also available nationally on NBCSN.